Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Continuent is Back in Business (not that we ever left)!

Dear Continuent Customers,

I am pleased to inform you that we have found a solution to extend the life of the Continuent product family. 

VMware has just completed a spin-off of the Continuent operations to a new entity (also to be called Continuent) and led by Continuent’s original founder Eero Teerikorpi. We would like to thank you for your patience during the time we have been working to find an appropriate path for the Continuent products. 

I hope you will be pleased to hear that the team members taking over Continuent solutions are people you know very well and can trust.

A number of key development, product management and support engineers from the original team (CTO Edward Archibald who is the core developer of the clustering solution, VP Engineer Gilles Rayrat who is in charge of the connectivity development and VP Products MC Brown who is the product manager and replication/big data expert) will be joining Eero on this new venture. 

Eric Stone has accepted the role as COO. The team will also include excellent support engineers such as Director Professional Services (Americas) Matt Lang and Director Professional Services (EMEA and APAC) Chris Parker.

With this team in place, you can expect that Continuent will be able to provide the same excellent support coverage you have grown used to. You can also expect us to develop new features and functionality, thus significantly extending the lifespan and usefulness of Continuent products.  

From the operational point of view, there will be remarkably few changes for existing customers:  Continuent will continue to offer the same 24/7 support services via the same support portal handled by the same staff.

Eero Teerikorpi and his group will be in touch with you shortly to manage the smooth transition of existing software and support subscriptions. 

Smooth sailing,

Eero Teerikorpi
Founder, CEO of Continuent
Mobile: (408) 431 3305

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

VMware Continuent at Collaborate 16 ready for COLLABORATE 16 at Mandalay Bay, April 10-14, 2016! 5500+ Oracle users and community members converge on Las Vegas to share knowledge and get energized to achieve great results. Visit us in booth 947! #C16LV

VMware Continuent at The Percona Live Data Performance Conference

Percona Live 2016, Data Performance Conference Santa Clara, April 13-16, 2015VMware Continuent provides data replication between relational databases, and to data warehouses and analytics engines. In addition, VMware Continuent provides globally redundant disaster recovery, commercial-grade high availability and performance scaling. 

To learn more, come visit us at the Percona Live Data Performance Conference, booth # 104!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Introduction to VMware Continuent 5.0

Your replication solution for Oracle migration, disaster recovery, and real-time data loading into analytics. Visit to learn more.

Monday, December 21, 2015

New VMware Continuent 5.0 - A powerful and cost efficient Oracle GoldenGate alternative!

VMware Continuent 5.0 is a complete data replication solution that includes all the functionality you need at one low price. In this webinar-on-demand, you’ll see how VMware Continuent delivers: 
  • Migration. Replicate from an old version of Oracle, often running on non-Linux platform (Windows, AIX, HP-UX, Solaris), to a new version of Oracle (often running in Linux). VMware Continuent supports heterogeneous environments. 
  • On-boarding to Cloud and Service Providers' data centers. Replicate from an old version of Oracle, often running on non-Linux platform, into a virtual or cloud-hosted environment. VMware Continuent is “cloud-ready”. 
  • Replication into Analytics (Hadoop, HP Vertica, Amazon Redshift). VMware Continuent offers real-time data loading into analytics and Big Data. This often includes Oracle running on Linux replicating into Hadoop/Vertica analytics.
  • Replication to MySQL (and PostgreSQL). There is a lot of interest by customers to save money with open source databases. VMware Continuent supports two-way replication between Oracle and MySQL, and allows off-loading workloads to cost-saving MySQL databases. VMware Continuent will soon allow migration from Oracle to PostgreSQL.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Announcing New Oracle Replication with VMware Continuent 5.0

Modern enterprises depend on an extensive fabric of databases and applications that have been built up over long periods of time. Relational databases based on Oracle are particularly a particular vital part of this infrastructure. It is critically important for businesses to enable such databases are protected against site and local failures. To enable continued efficient operation, business need to adapt to new platforms and database versions without disrupting business applications. Finally as IT systems grow and meet new requirements, there needs to be mechanisms to feed vital Oracle data into data warehouses as well as new applications constructed on lower-cost platforms.

New VMware Continuent 5.0 enables organizations to easily and affordably migrate an older version of an Oracle database to a new database version on new on-premises hardware, to virtualized hosts, or to the cloud without downtime. Replicate from old versions of Oracle, often running on older, non-Linux platform to newer version of Oracle running on economical Linux platforms. Real-time replication to cloud-based or offsite data centers also helps enable data is always available and assure business continuity in the event of a catastrophic site failure. It also means that organizations can take advantage of big data with real-time reporting and analytics, helping make better business decisions for enterprises and extract further value for Oracle investments.

With flexible filtering of databases, tables and columns across any combination of source and target environments, organizations can consolidate multiple Oracle databases into one, move databases to a different Oracle edition, or replicate from Oracle to an open source MySQL for edge applications. Organizations can even use replication to help migrate applications to completely new database systems. Such strategies can lead to dramatically lower licensing costs while meeting or exceeding SLAs for users.

VMware Continuent 5.0 is now available from VMware and through the VMware vCloud Air Network (vCAN) partner network. With an ecosystem of over 4,000 service providers, in over 100 countries offering VMware-based cloud services, organizations will find a service provider that fits the services needed or specializes in a particular vertical market. For more information on VMware Continuent and Oracle migration/on-boarding, replication for reporting, disaster recovery and real-time data loading into analytics, visit the VMware Continuent product pages.

You can meet our replication experts at TECH15 by UKOUG  (Dec. 7-9) at the ICC Birmingham, booth #74!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Learn how to replicate from Oracle to data warehouses and analytics

Analyzing transactional data residing in Oracle databases is becoming increasingly common, especially as the data sizes and complexity increase and transactional stores are no longer to keep pace with the ever-increasing storage. Although there are many techniques available for loading Oracle data, getting up-to-date data into your data warehouse store is a more difficult problem. 

VMware Continuent provides provides data replication from Oracle to data warehouses and analytics engines, to derive insight from big data for better business decisions. 

Learn practical tips and watch a live demo of how to get your data warehouse loading projects off the ground quickly and efficiently when replicating from Oracle into Hadoop, Amazon Redshift and HP Vertica.